Cinema is back!

Are you ready for your first masked-up trip to the movies? Starting September 12, cinemas are reopening in St. Petersburg excited to welcome you back to the world of large screens and overpriced popcorn. With the new Christopher Nolan film, Tenet, being the biggest thing to hit the live cinema in, well, 2020, many movie-goers will be enticed to leave their homes and enjoy the blockbuster and long-missed atmosphere. If you are not one of them, then you can watch the movie in the comfort of your own home with homemade food and breaks when you like.

What else can this weekend offer us?

Ars Electronica

From September 10 to 13 in the new AIR art-residence on the Birzhevaya Line, the Pangardenia exhibition will be held as part of the Kepler's Gardens Festival. It is an internationally unique platform for digital art and media culture and one of the largest contemporary art festivals, held annually since 1979 in Linz, Austria. This year, for the first time, the festival will be held online and will spread over 120 cities around the world with St. Petersburg being the one place where you can see the tech artworks in person. The exhibition will feature six projects on the garden as a metaphor for a modern way of networking and an exchange of ideas, including the ones created by graduates of the Art & Science Master's program at ITMO University.

Shadow Museum

Have you ever seen a shadow of an old tree looking like a princess or a monster? Or maybe do you want to make your fantasies real and look at the world in a new way? The Shadow Museum is a unique art space where mysterious shadows of mystical and multifaceted St. Petersburg, celebrities, and cartoon characters live. It will help you develop your creative thinking, see unexpected sides of the world, and learn to find new in the usual.

Exhibition “Tsoi. Summer will not end”

  • August 5 - September 13, 11 am to 8 pm
  • KGallery
  • 100 rubles for students 

Summer has come to an end, but it’s no excuse to miss your last chance to visit the exhibition! Here you can see another artsy side of the famous musician and poet, Viktor Tsoi: paintings and graphic works, Polaroids, and personal items from the collection of Natalia Razlogova – all dedicated to a man whose memory is still alive today.

Multimedia Exhibition of Aivazovsky, Kandinsky, and Banksy’s works

  • Daily, Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am to 11 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am to 9 pm
  • Lumiere Hall
  • 400-450 rubles 

For you, Lumiere Hall presents three multimedia exhibitions at once in one space. You will find moving paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky, masterpieces by the world-renowned avant-garde pioneer Wassily Kandinsky, and the graffiti of the mysterious and elusive Banksy. Laser projectors, surround sound, and other advanced technologies will help you fully immerse in the artists’ universes and understand their ideas and aesthetic better.

Welsh Corgi Festival

And for a fluffy and cute experience, there is the Welsh Corgi Festival at the Loft Project Etagi art space. It is a great event to relieve stress after a long and hard week, hang out with marvelous corgis, and take countless photos for your Instagram. There is also a photo exhibition, a collection of funny videos, talks on the history of the breed, its taste preferences, and a lot of other useful things. Sounds like a lot of fun and cuteness overload!